“I use imagined portraiture and landscape to explore critical relationships; relationships between individuals, between individuals and the environment, and finally, the relationship with oneself. I allow the viewer to embark on their own specific journey nudged by a scene or figure that reflects a condition or experience that seems intimate and familiar. It is work that seeks to generate questions and conversation about how people see themselves and relate to each other and their environment.
In this spirit, my work conveys shape, color, shadows, fragments, and other visual distortions that the human eye captures and records in our sub/unconscious mind. By producing images that are somewhat familiar, yet very unfamiliar, in proportion or otherwise abstracted, my intention is to lead the viewer to engage with their sub/unconscious to better understand and interrogate the inputs into their own perception.
My work is heavily influenced by my habit of compulsively sketching and spontaneous mark making. I use the sketchbook to work out ideas and document in an intimate format and often use these smaller ideas to influence larger works. I keep a sketchbook and carry it with me; always sketching and documenting not only my surroundings but also memories of previous surroundings and imagined environments.”